Friday, January 22, 2010

Root Veggie Salad w/Orange Dressing


I've been meaning to tell you about this salad for some time now. It was delicious, involving some of my favorite autumn foods (apples, beets and carrots). It's even raw! Being new to the beet scene, I have come to love them roasted-- I wasn't sure how they would be raw. Turns out there was nothing to be afraid of :) I will definitely be making this again!

the main players

My changes to the recipe for this Root Vegetable Salad w/Cranberries, Pecans and Orange dressing were the following:
-I left out the celery root (didn't have it)
-My ratio of orange juice to oil was a little high (I had a big orange and i'm usually shy on the oil)
-I added in the optional POM arils and toasted pecans.


Here's another trivia question for you... What state leads the United States in SPAM consumption?? Yes, we're talking about the canned meat here, folks!

23 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

oh the orange dressing and beets looks amazing!!!!! totally my kinda dish!
i make an orange dressing that i call holiday orange spice. so good anything citrus + beets or other veggies. great job!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

my guess is hawaii is the spam capital?

i don't even know what celery root is, wheneer i see it in recipes i just sub normal celery...i'm curious though!

Elina said...

The salad looks delicious. I've never had raw beets but I trust you :)
I was going to say texas or something but hawaii sounds right :)

Elra said...

Hawaii????

Love orange dressing, and pomegranate sounds good too.

Erica said...

Looks so pretty! I had some roasted beets out last night at dinner- so yummy! I'm going to go with Hawaii too because of 50 first dates

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the colors of this salad

Kelly said...

YUM! That looks amazing Shannon! I love that it is raw!! Beautiful!

Joanne said...

Beautiful salad! I just cooked beets for the first time this week and liked them, surprisingly!

I'm guessing Hawaii for the Spam question. I've never had the stuff but it just sounds gross.

Sarah said...

Ooo RAW root veggies?? Very interesting. I was going to say I love root vegetables but I've only ever had them roasted. Your presentation looks beautiful too.

Sophie said...

That looks like a great salad to prepare ahead of time and bring to work for lunch! Thanks for the recipe :)

Dawn said...

ewww spam. hawaii I'm sure as they love it over there.
what a fancy salad my dear.

Jocelyn said...

that looks yummy!!!

Diana said...

Oh yeah, that would have to be a good recipe!

PS Glad to see you on Springpad! I'm loving it so far--brings some sanity to the insanity that is my recipe collection. :)

Ricki said...

I'm on a raw beet kick and would love to try this! I think the apple would be terrific here (as would celery root, which I just happen to have on hand!).

Kerstin said...

What a lovely winter salad! The orange dressing sounds like it really ties everything together well. I've never had raw beets before either and will have to try them!

I think I may actually know this one - Hawaii?

Bec said...

what a great salad, I love non-typical salads! Hope you are having a great sunday!!!!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

This salad looks excellent! I'm craving fresh, raw vegetables like crazy!

Emily said...

This salad looks amazing, though I have to admit that I'm a teensy bit intimidated by raw beets.

SPAM...eeew. I have no idea!

Sagan said...

Good stuff! I too only just discovered how fantastic beets are a month or two ago. I like them roasted, raw, and dehydrated into chips.

Maria said...

Gorgeous salad. I love it!

Tricia said...

Yum, it looks great!

Astrid said...

The answer is definately Hawaii! They even have Spam in their sushi rolls. It is pretty incredible, actually. When I was there with some friends, we definately picked up a few cans and tried working with it.
The salad looks delicious, by the way! I loved beets, but my boyfriend absolutely hates them, so they rarely make an appearance on my plates.

noodlegirl said...

Hawaii of course lol

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